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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent. Small wait time in which we had cocktails in mini upstairs bar area. Crab legs were amazing. Plenty of fresh fish to choose from as well.

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great sea food restaurant. Located right on Moonstone Beach. The food is fresh and well prepared and they have a full bar. Now the not so good stuff? They don't take reservations, not even for large parties.The line usually starts forming outside the door about 45 minutes or so before they open. Get in line early because the wait can... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the inn next door, and we could not believe the line of people at 4:00! They brought lawn chairs and bottles of wine to enjoy before the 5:00 opening for dinner. The decor is very quaint, and the food was quite good. I did like the halibut better than the California sea bass.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is great and the view is the pacific ocean! Sunsets are beautiful. Seafood, fish, fresh grilled vegetables wine,

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bring your own bottle of wine to drink while you sit at their outdoor waiting space and watch the sunset. The calamari is the best you've ever had, its not a rubber hose. So tender and if you sit in the front of the house you can watch them cook because the kitchen is right in front of you. I... More 

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Kyiv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent seafood restaurant. Good wine selection. Attentive and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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Reno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We first heard about this restaurant having breakfast in San Simon.Later on the same day we heard about again from a couple who were out from Michigan to attend the Zin Festival.Too much of a coincidence . So we went to Moonstone Beach Road at 5PM on a Wednesday to check it out. Just as touted people were forming a... More 

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Meadow Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I liked this place a year and a half ago, I still am thrilled eating there. It's one of the best in the area for seafood. Opens at 5:30 pm first come first served. If you want to eat in the first wave be there perhaps an hour before opening during crowded periods or weekends. I went mid week at... More 

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Cambria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A++ Service is great especially at the bar. Never had a less than excellent food. Atmosphere is seafarer. The food is the best but if you arrive late when first open you might have to wait a bit

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sea Chest was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. The food was outstanding!!! My wife had the fillet of sole and I had seafood pasta. The service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?